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Non-traditional Didjeridu

CD and cassette, Playing time 44:57 minutes

Track List:

  1. Nomad - 5:00
  2. Mountain Walk South - 4:38
  3. River Crossing - 6:06
  4. Gathering - 5:17
  5. Wildlife - 2:44
  6. Mountain Walk East - 5:18
  7. Tracking - 5:52
  8. Follow the Sun - 4:40
  9. Trading Ground - 5:22

Publisher No.:
(1994) Australian Music International - AMI 4004-2 , CD World

World music didj compositions with a heavy african influence. Compositions combine didjeridu with Native American Flute, African drumming and chanting. Nomad is the name that Adam Plack is now using.

This album combines influences from native cultures of Africa, the Americas and Australia. It starts out sounding very much like Enigma's work complete with what sounds to my untrained ear very much like the "yelli" signing style of the Baka tribe. The didjerdu work is rhythmic, non-traditional and very similar to Adam Plack's Winds of Warning playing. Fortunately, the influences and combinations of instrumentation change around quite frequently making it more interesting and less gimmicky than "Deep Forest". Still, aside from the use of the Native American flute, I'm tempted to say that this work follows a formula established with the Winds of Warning CD and offers little "new" for people who already own "Winds". This is not to say that I don't like it. Quite the opposite, I actually prefer it to Winds of Warning, finding it more varied and interesting in scope. It is, for people who already have "Winds", very familiar all to often.
Reviewer: Ed Drury

A fusion of Aboriginal didjeridu melodies Senegalese Wollof drumming, up-to-the-minute dance beats and enhanced by Native American vocals. Divided into eight "walkabouts," or spiritual quests, it is a journey from Australia to Africa and through the Americas. The album will appeal to world music afficionados, club denizens and those receptive to the styles of trendsetters like Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon. It has been impressing followers of world music globally.
Reviewer: The Australian Cultural Experience

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